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Epson Aculaser C1100 colour laser printer

£300 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Epson

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 4 out of 10

Out of the box the Epson Aculaser C1100 impresses, with solid build quality and styled looks. But the breadbin format gives the Epson Aculaser C1100 a larger than average footprint, and prospective buyers will have to sacrifice more desk space than they might want to.

Out of the box the Epson Aculaser C1100 impresses, with solid build quality and styled looks. But the breadbin format gives the Epson Aculaser C1100 a larger than average footprint, and prospective buyers will have to sacrifice more desk space than they might want to. And while connectivity options are pretty standard, the Epson Aculaser C1100 is the only model in our round-up not to support ethernet.

Installation is painless, and the supplied software suite includes a useful but minimal collection of utilities. The Epson Aculaser C1100 bundles a remote status monitor; Epson's Web to Page tool, which splits web pages across multiple print pages; and OfficeReady Essentials, which offers 150 document templates for instant DTP (desktop publishing). Filling out the Epson Aculaser C1100's suite is Epson's barcode font, for quick barcode design.

The Epson Aculaser C1100's monochrome print performance is crisp, with a near instant time-to-print and a steady throughput of 17ppm. This isn't quite as fast as is quoted, but it's enough for everyday office use. Colour performance is disappointing, however. Time-to-print is just 15 seconds, but the Epson Aculaser C1100's colour engine isn't capable of more than 5ppm.

Epson Aculaser C1100 Expert Verdict »

Epson Aculaser C1100 Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
2,400x1,200 hardware resolution
mono print speed quoted/actual = 25/17
colour print speed quoted/actual = 5/5
time to first print 15 seconds
standard paper input 180 sheets (max 500)
USB/parallel interface
standard toner = £52, 1,500 pages, 3.5p per page
hi-cap toner = £56, 4,500 pages, 1.2p per page
445x445x439mm
29kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 10 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 6 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Epson Aculaser C1100 is a good choice for low-volume colour printing, with best of breed output quality, providing you don't mind the slightly higher than average running costs and slow colour output.

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